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Category Archives: Dog Bites


What You Need to Know About Seminole County’s New “Aggressive” Animal Ordinance

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According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, Seminole County has implemented new dog ownership laws in the form of an ordinance as of September 25, 2018. While the county has not yet released the final version of the ordinance, it is clear from the draft version that it will change the way dogs… Read More »


Suing for Dog Bite Injuries in Florida

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A six-year-old Jacksonville girl died after being mauled by a dog in her home. The dog, a pit bull terrier, doesn’t belong to her family, but they were pet-sitting it. Under Florida law, the dog will be euthanized after a 10-day quarantine unless the owner files an appeal. In that case the dog will… Read More »


What To Do If You Were Bitten by a Dog in West Palm Beach

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When a dog becomes vicious and attacks a human, the damage inflicted on the human can be life-threatening. Take, for example, a horrific dog attack that occurred at Greater Motor Sports of Palm Beach on 1466 North Military Trail. A 60-year-old man was attacked by three pit bulls and suffered catastrophic injuries. Police were… Read More »


Bitten By a Dog?

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Americans love dogs. In fact, there is at least one dog living in 44% of all households in this country. But it’s important to remember that dogs are, after all, animals, and animals aren’t always friendly. In nearby Cape Coral, a woman was taking a walk through her neighborhood when she was attacked by… Read More »


Types of Dog Bite Claims & Limitations

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In Florida, if a dog bites you, the dog’s owner may be held liable. This is true even if the dog bit you on the owner’s property. Dog bites can range in severity, and can result in nothing more than a small wound, or end up requiring extensive medical care and possibly surgery to… Read More »

Determining Liability in a Dog Bite Accident

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Dogs are often considered “part of the family,” so when a dog bites you, the owners are hesitant to take the blame. After all, you must have “provoked” the dog in some way for it to bite you, because biting is “out of character” for the family pet. Unfortunately though, animals tend to do… Read More »

When The Dog Bites: What To do When A K-9 Unit Attacks You

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On July 19th, 2015, an Orlando police dog named Doki hopped over the fence of his backyard and chased after seven-year-old Julianne Goodridge. The dog bit into the girl’s throat, and left claw marks and bite marks all up and down her shoulders, back, and buttocks. Since then, Julianne has had several surgeries to… Read More »

Dog Bite Victims Have Extensive Protections, Remedies Under Florida Law

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Most Florida residents are happy to interact with dogs, whether they are their own, the pet of a friend, or simply a puppy and their owner walking down the street. In a perfect world, encounters with animals, including dogs, would be completely positive and worry-free. But recent statistics are showing that dog bite incidents… Read More »

How to Prevent Dog Bites

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Every year, nearly 4.5 million people across the country are bitten by dogs, and over three-quarters of children who receive these bites are caused by dogs that they are very familiar with. Over half of all dog bites happen to children between the ages of five and nine years old, so educating parents and… Read More »

Pasco County Child Mauled by Pet Dog

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A family in Pasco County is devastated after their family pet mauled their young child. The County Sheriff’s Department says that Jasper Debow, 4, was bitten by the family’s Rottweiler at his grandmother’s home in New Port Richey shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday of this week. The Pasco County Animal Control took possession… Read More »

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